BIANCHI PACKAGE Simulating Bianchi induced temperature fluctuations in CMB maps --------------------------------------------------------------- DESCRIPTION This package provides functionality to support the simulation of Bianchi Type VIIh induced temperature fluctuations in CMB maps of a universe with shear and rotation. The implementation is based on the solutions to the Bianchi models derived by Barrow et al. (1985), which do not incorporate any dark energy component. Functionality is provided to compute the induced fluctuations on the sphere directly in either real or harmonic space. VERSION Release 1.1, 1 July 2008 AUTHORS J. D. McEwen (http://www.jasonmcewen.org) ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS D. J. Mortlock M. P. Hobson A. N. Lasenby REFERENCE The BIANCHI package was written originally to determine whether recent evidence for non-Gaussianity in WMAP CMB observations were due to Bianchi contributions. The code is based on solutions to the Bianchi models derived by: Barrow J. D., Juszkiewica R., Sonoda D. H., 1985, MNRAS, 213, 917 If you use the code to produce published works please reference the download site http://www.mrao.cam.ac.uk/~jdm57/ and our related paper: J. D. McEwen, M. P. Hobson, A. N. Lasenby. and D. J. Mortlock. Non-Gaussianity detections in the Bianchi VIIH corrected WMAP 1-year data made with directional spherical wavelets. Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 369(4):1858-1868, 2006 (astro-ph/0510349). DOCUMENTATION See doc/index.html REQUIREMENTS S2 (http://www.jasonmcewen.org/codes.html) HEALPix (http://healpix.jpl.nasa.gov/) CFITSIO (http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/software/fitsio/) INSTALLATION See doc/index.html DOWNLOAD http://www.jasonmcewen.org SUPPORT Contact Jason McEwen NOTE The package is still under development Please report problems/bugs by email to Jason McEwen LICENSE Bianchi code to simulate induced temperature fluctuations in CMB maps Copyright (C) 2005 Jason McEwen This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details (LICENSE.txt). You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.